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​Chapter 6  Criminal Procedure

2019-09 - AMENDMENTS OF VARIOUS RULES: HOUSEKEEPING (UPDATES CROSS-REFERENCES AND MAKES OTHER NONSUBSTANTIVE REVISIONS TO CLARIFY THE RULES)​

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2020-22 - AMENDMENT OF MCR 6​.110 (requires courts to allow a witness called by the prosecutor or defendant to appear at a preliminary examination as provided for by MCL 766.12) 

Proposed Amendment: ​​Amendment of MCR 6.110 ​(with comment period)
Issued: November 18, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
March 1, 2021
Public Hearing: March 24, 2021
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Retention of Amendment of MCR 6.110​
Issued: March 24, 2021
Effective: ​​Immediately



2020-07 - Alternative Proposed Amendments of MCR 6​.502 (would address the issue of a court’s recharacterization of a defendant’s motion for relief from judgment that is styled as something other than a motion for relief from judgment) 

Proposed Amendment: ​​Alternative Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.502​
Issued: October 28, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
February 1, 2021
Public Hearing: March 24, 2021
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.502​
Issued: March 24, 2021
Effective: ​May 1, 2021


2019-06 - AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.302 (requires a judge to advise a defendant of the maximum possible prison sentence including the possibility of consecutive sentencing) 

Proposed Amendment: ​​Amendment of MCR 6.302
Issued: September 16, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2021
Public Hearing: March 24, 2021
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.302 and 6.310​ (would eliminate the Court’s previously-adopted language requiring a trial court to advise defendant whether the law permits or requires the court to sentence defendant consecutively and add a provision allowing defendant to withdraw a plea if not advised​)
Issued: April 14, 2021
​Comment Period Expires: ​August 1, 2021


2019-35 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.502 (would eliminate the requirement to return successive motions to the filer, would eliminate the prohibition on appeal of a decision made on a motion for relief from judgment, would require all such motions to be submitted to the assigned judge, and would require a trial court to issue an order when it rejects or denies relief) 

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Proposed Amendment: ​​Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.502
Issued: September 16, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2021
Public Hearing: March 24, 2021​
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.502​
Issued: April 1, 2021
Effective: ​May 1, 2021

2018-33/2019-20/2019-38 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS OF MCR 6.310, 6.425, 6.428, 6.429, 6.431, 7.204, 7.205, 7.208, 7.211, 7.305, AND PROPOSED ADDITION OF MCR 1.112 (WOULD EXPAND CERTAIN TIME FRAMES FOR FILING AND DECIDING POSTJUDGMENT MOTIONS IN CRIMINAL CASES, WOULD RECONFIGURE AND EXPAND THE “REISSUANCE OF JUDGMENT” RULE, WOULD RESTRUCTURE AND ADD SPECIFICITY TO THE PRESENTENCE REPORT PROCEDURE IN MCR 6.425, AND WOULD EXPAND THE PRISONER MAILBOX RULE TO ALL LEGAL FILINGS MADE BY A PERSON INCARCERATED IN PRISON OR JAIL)

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.425, 6.428, 6.429, 6.431, 7.204, 7.205, 7.208, 7.211, 7.305, and Proposed Addition of MCR 1.112​
Issued: March 19, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
July 1, 2020
Public Hearing: September 23, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendments of MCR 6.425, 6.428, 7.208, and 7.211​
Issued: September 30, 2020
Effective: ​January 1, 2021

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2019-27 - PROPOSED AMENDMENTS of MCR 6.310, 6.429, 6.431, 6.509, and 7.205 and Proposed Addition of MCR 6.126 (would clarify and simplify the rules regarding procedure in criminal appellate matters) 

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.429, 6.431, 6.509, and 7.205 and Proposed Addition of MCR 6.126​​
Issued: March 19, 2020
​Comment Period Expiration:
July 1, 2020
Public Hearing: September 23, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendments of MCR 6.310, 6.429, 6.431, 6.509, and 7.205 and Addition of Rule 6.126
Issued: September 23, 2020
Effective: ​January 1, 2021

ADM FILE NO. 2018-23 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF RULE 6.001 OF THE MICHIGAN COURT RULES

Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of Rule 6.001 of the Michigan Court Rules​

Issued: November 28, 2018
​Comment Period Expiration:
March 1, 2019
Public Hearing: May 22, 2019
 
 
Comments:
 
Proposed Amendment: Proposed Alternative Amendments of MCR 6.610​
Issued: June 5, 2019
Comment Period Expiration ​October 1, 2019
Public Hearing ​November 20, 2019

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Comments:


​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.610​
Issued: March 4, 2020
Effective: ​May 1, 2020

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​2018-34 - PROPOSED Amendment of MCR 6.425 (would clarify that criminal defendants whose request for counsel due to indigency are denied are entitled to appeal that denial)

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Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.425​
Issued: October 23, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
February 1, 2020
Public Hearing: March 11, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.425
Issued: March 11, 2020
Effective: ​May 1, 2020


2014-46 - Proposed Alternative Amendments of MCR 6.508 (would allow a court to consider previously-decided claims in the context of a new claim for relief)

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Proposed Amendment: Proposed Alternative Amendments of MCR 6.508
Issued: September 18, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2020
Public Hearing: March 11, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: Amendment of MCR 6.508​
Issued: March 11, 2020
Effective: ​May 1, 2020

2018-29 - PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF MCR 6.302 (would eliminate the option to plead guilty to an offense charged [separate from the offense to which defendant is pleading guilty])

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Proposed Amendment: Proposed Amendment of MCR 6.302​
Issued: September 11, 2019
​Comment Period Expiration:
January 1, 2020
Public Hearing: March 11, 2020
 
 
Comments:
 
​Adopted or Other Action: ​Proposed Amendments of MCR 6.302 and 6.610​ (republished for comment) 
Issued: March 25, 2021
Comment Period Expires: ​July 1, 2021


Comments:

 
​Adopted or Other Action:
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